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Heat Wave Prompts All-time High for Electricity use in Kissimmee

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Heat Wave Prompts All-time High for Electricity use in Kissimmee

As the heat index in the Kissimmee region topped 107 degrees this week, residents have set a new all-time record for electricity use.Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 400.1 megawatts at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday, eclipsing the previous record of 398.1 megawatts set in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/19/2021


Regulators to Weigh FPL Rates in September

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Regulators to Weigh FPL Rates in September

Utility regulators next month will hear arguments about a proposed settlement that Florida Power & Light reached with consumer and business representatives to raise base electric rates over four years and add solar energy. The state Public Service Commission on Wednesday scheduled what could... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/18/2021


JEA Builds Out Leadership Team with Hiring of Chief External Affairs Officer

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JEA Builds Out Leadership Team with Hiring of Chief External Affairs Officer

This announcement follows the recent news of Raynetta Curry Marshall being named Chief Operating Officer and Ted B. Phillips being named Chief Financial Officer. Marshall, Phillips and Schepis join four other leaders who report to JEA Managing Director and CEO Jay Stowe. The other direct reports... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/17/2021


Sr Instrument and Control Technician - Utilities/Engineering Department - City of Homestead

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Sr Instrument and Control Technician - Utilities/Engineering Department - City of Homestead

General Function: Works as Project Coordinator or Group Leader while assisting and organizing the in-house work force during the Supervisor’s absence. Demonstrates the confidence and ability to safely oversee system clearances and outages for new and existing substation or plant electrical... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/17/2021


STATEMENT BY: Amy Zubaly Regarding Public Power Preparation for Tropical Depression Fred

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STATEMENT BY: Amy Zubaly Regarding Public Power Preparation for Tropical Depression Fred

“Florida’s public power utilities are closely watching Tropical Depression Fred, which is forecasted to impact Florida’s west coast from the Keys to the Panhandle and Big Bend region and restrengthen to a tropical storm prior to making landfall early Monday morning. With impacts... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2021


Tampa Electric Rates Set for October Hearing

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Tampa Electric Rates Set for October Hearing

State regulators will hold a hearing Oct. 21 on a proposed settlement that would raise Tampa Electric Co. customers’ base electric rates over the next three years. Florida Public Service Commission member Art Graham, who is serving as a prehearing officer in the rate case, issued an order... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2021


FPL Reaches Deal to Raise Rates, Boost Solar

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FPL Reaches Deal to Raise Rates, Boost Solar

By Jim Saunders Florida Power & Light has reached agreement with representatives of consumers and businesses on a four-year plan that would increase base electric rates and continue the utility’s push to add solar energy. The proposed settlement was filed Tuesday at the state Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/12/2021


FPL Rate Hearing Delayed as Storm Threatens

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FPL Rate Hearing Delayed as Storm Threatens

Regulators are pushing back consideration of base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light as a potential tropical storm threatens the state and as a proposed settlement has been reached in the rate case. The state Public Service Commission was scheduled to start a multi-day hearing Monday on... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/12/2021


OUC Board Approves Possible Purchase of 20-Year-Old Osceola Natural Gas Power Plant

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OUC Board Approves Possible Purchase of 20-Year-Old Osceola Natural Gas Power Plant

On Aug. 10, 2021, the Orlando Utilities Commission’s Board approved an agenda item that allows the General Manager & CEO to enter an agreement to purchase the Osceola Generating Station, a 20-year-old idle 510-megawatt (MW) single-cycle natural gas-fired power plant located near Harmony... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/11/2021


Florida Public Power Organizations Encouraging Customers to Participate in Campaign Recognizing Line

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Florida Public Power Organizations Encouraging Customers to Participate in Campaign Recognizing Line

“Drop us a Line” campaign encourages customers to send notes of thanks and appreciation The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) today launched a social media campaign asking customers of Florida’s public power utilities to send... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/10/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for August is Osmose Utilities Services. Osmose provides inspection, life extension, and rehabilitation services designed to build resiliency into T&D infrastructure. Osmose also provides corrosion mitigation and engineered repairs for steel... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/9/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member – Primary Source Electric

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member – Primary Source Electric

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Primary Source Electric An Emergency Response company, helping restore power after weather events. We are exclusive to emergency work, we do not do... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/9/2021